1. Jeff

    I have a 5 year old who already wants a pony. This is a great read because I know no one with a horse aside from my friends in Northern California, and wants me to buy a bigger house with horse property so I can see the joy of my little one. Great Read!

    • Martina

      Hi Jeff!

      I’m so happy this was useful for you 🙂 There’s a lot of other options rather than just moving into a larger property such as boarding at a nearby barn. Let me know if you any more questions if you do decide to go ahead and get your daughter a horse in the future!



  2. Anna

    I really enjoyed reading this article very much!! Each point is explained brilliantly and I agree with every single one!

    It is without a doubt the best education and distraction your daughter could ever have! I hear so many stories of teenagers experiencing things too early in their lives which have had tragic consequences.

    I believe wholeheartedly that animals give us exactly what we need when we need it. As you say, their unconditional love is unwavering and they are the best therapy when we’re going through a tough time in our lives.

    Your daughter will thank you when she gets older and she is very lucky to have a mom who loves her so much and wants to give her the best future possible!

    I wish you both all the best! 🙂


    • Martina

      Hi Anna,

      Thank you for all your positive comments! And your well wishes 🙂

      Let me know if you have any horse-related questions in the future!



    • Martina

      Hey there Isabel!

      It really depends what you want the horse for? Are you a new rider? Do you like English? Western? Do you want to do lots of jumping or trail rides? Or do you already have some experience? I don’t currently own a horse unfortunately since I’m stuck in the city but just counting down the days until I can get a farm 🙂

      • Audyn

        Aw I’m sorry you don’t have a horse. You obviously love horses like your related to them, and I wish you the best luck in getting a farm.

        • Martina

          Hi Audyn, Getting my first horse next summer! Planning to board it to start but getting there
          Thank you 🙂🙂🙂

  3. Audyn

    I really want to get a horse, but we live in the woods. There is a horse farm 2 minutes from where I live, but I afraid that with there being all sorts of people coming and going, my horse won’t be as friendly to me as I hope. I would also have to drive back and forth, and I think my parents might get a little upset about that. Do you have any ideas?
    Also, great job with the article. I’m working on an essay of all the reasons I should be able to have a horse, and you just added 100 more. After I show this to my parents, they can’t say no!

    • Martina

      Hi Audyn,
      A lot of people I know board and drive to see their horse. At the stable I’m riding at now, there’s probably 20+ boarders – it’s how I’m planning to start in terms of horse ownership. Your horse will know it’s you because you’ll spend the most time with him or her grooming, riding, and treat-giving 🙂
      That’s amazing! Best of luck – let me know how it goes

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